BOISE, Idaho, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced that the company has appointed Sumit Sadana as executive vice president and chief business officer. His addition to the executive team will accelerate the company’s ability to execute on its strategic goals.
In this role, all four business units of the company will report to Sadana. In addition, he will have responsibility for driving corporate strategy and business development for the company. He will report to Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron’s president and CEO.
Sadana has 26 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including executive roles at IBM and Freescale Semiconductor, and served most recently as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and general manager, Enterprise Solutions at SanDisk.
The new integrated business and strategy organization aims to provide an agile structure to anticipate future customer demands and position the company for success.
“Sumit is a seasoned business leader who brings an exceptional track record of growing revenue and improving operating performance at leading technology companies,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of Micron Technology. “We are excited to welcome Sumit to the leadership team, and look forward to his immediate contributions.”
Sadana holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Additional career information on Sumit Sadana is available at http://www.micron.com/media.
Cherry taking the front on the quality and the design of their line of fantastic mechanical keyboards has brought the goliath of all keyboards. The Cherry MX 6.0 takes the mechanics of the Silent Red Cherry Switch series alongside a very vibrant and smooth red LED backlighting...
With the release of USB Type-C, or USB-C, back in 2014 the USB Implementers Forum finally moved away from using USB-A, and USB-B connectors and created a future-proof, 24 pin double sided connector that is slowly but surely making its way into the market. From smartphones to consumer level laptops we have seen the support of this new format grow. Today we have the opportunity to showcase the Accell USB-C to DisplayPort cable that allows your laptops to use external monitors.
From music to style, I suppose some gimmicks can kinda stick pretty good, this wristband type headphone set is an interesting cross in fashion, usability, and potentially even survival (if I take a good hard thought at how rope is generally used in survival) I could take the beads Wraps and looks stylish, the denim ones that awkwardly match my jeans, or just use any of them as rope for bunny traps in a barren destroyed world coming soon due to our global crisis of being human. OR maybe I've just played one too many survival games. I'll let you be the judge of that.
PowerColor's sequel to the RX line has arrived, boasting new physical designs and internal modifications to achieve highly scalable efficiency. While most internal hardware features compare similarly to the Red Dragon, it does feature a 4% increase of boost clock frequency and a decrease by 14% in stream processor count. Check out our full examination of the Red Devil!
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Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 28 2017, 1:29 pm
TechwareLabs Unboxing the EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2
This powerful gaming video card from EVGA is everything you will need to game at 1080 and 4K for a while. The GTX 1070 FTW2 has built in RGB LED’s as well as the iCX cooling system and is capable of excellent overclocking.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 28 2017, 11:30 am
ROCCAT gives away 20 Leadr gaming mice to best World of Warcraft raid guildLead the Charge! Tomb of Sargeras has opened its doors on mythic difficulty. All over the planet, the best raid guilds engage in the race for the World’s first kill of Kil’Jaeden, the final encounter in World of Warcraft’s newest raid instance.
ROCCAT will give away twenty Leadr wireless gaming mice to the victor of the challenge in order to honor their achievement. We wish all guilds the best of luck!
Hamburg, June 28th 2017 – Today, Blizzard has opened the latest raid instance in the popular MMO-phenomenon World of Warcraft, “Tomb of Sargeras” in Mythic difficulty level. Nine ever more challenging bosses await the players and will test their skill and perseverance on the highest level. As a final trial, raiders will have to overcome Kil’Jaeden, one of Azeroths most powerful creatures. Many professional guilds all over the globe sharpen their blades, pick up their shields and warmup their spells and get ready to engage in the challenges before them. The players of these guilds invest enormous amounts of work and time into being the first guild on the planet that conquers the instance as a whole.
While there is much recognition of these players and guilds by the World of Warcraft and overall gaming community, there are no rewards offered for this outstanding achievement by Blizzard or any other company. While most esport athletes all over the world get rewarded in some way or another, the professional World of Warcraft raiders only receive the fame associated with their performance.
We at ROCCAT are active World of Warcraft players as well. Therefore, we want to offer a token of our appreciation to the hardcore raiders out there, which is why we have decided to give away a free ROCCAT Leadr to all players involved in the world’s first kill of Kil’Jaeden, the final boss of Tomb of Sargeras. It is only apt, that these players receive the best wireless mouse there is on the market today. A true leader in his game should make no compromises – Leadr enables those ambitious gamers to do just that.
Be a Leader, play with Leadr.
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Sharkoon SHARK ZONE Gaming Seat – MSRP 299 Euros
Sharkoon SHARK ZONE GS10 Premium Gaming Seat | Seat Cover Material from Synthetic Leather | Robust Steel Frame Construction | Flexible 3D Adjustable Armrests | Advanced Suspension and Tilt Control System for Better Total Control | Adjustable Backrest from 90° to 160° | Class-4 Gas Lift | 120 kg Maximum Weight Capacity | 60 mm Wheels | Head and Lumbar Cushion from Synthetic Leather | MSRP 299 Euros
Sharkoon expands their range of gaming chairs with another model: The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE GS10 Premium Gaming Seat, from the SHARK ZONE product family, is available in typical black-yellow design. Attractive for gamers who already have SHARK ZONE series products and are looking for a chair with the right look, yet it is also for lovers of the striking style of the series.
The manufacturer again focuses on a sporty-sleek design with supportive, high-density foam padding on the seat and backrest. It utilizes a robust steel frame construction, similar to the already available SKILLER series (SGS3) seats, with a diameter of 20 to 22 millimeters.
Visually, the new premium gaming seat is kept primarily in black, with yellow highlights and design elements. The nonslip cover is made from easy to clean synthetic leather with precise embroidered logos. The head and lumbar cushions are also made from synthetic leather, likewise with SHARK ZONE design.
Additionally, its ergonomics are not lacking. With its 3D armrests, the GS10 allows individual sitting postures since the armrests can be adjusted for every arm length, desired height and to any individual horizontal angle. For a comfortable sitting position, and for extended breaks, the backrest can be set and locked at a wide range between 90° to 160°. Plus, a spring-loaded tilt function is also included, in which the tilt angle lock adjusts and locks into a stable, desired position from 0° to 14°.
A robust class-4 gas lift offers maximum weight capacity to 120 kg and easy adjustments to the seat height. The 60 mm wheels, fitted on an aluminium five-star base, offers mobility on all even surfaces.
The Sharkoon SHARK ZONE GS10 Premium Gaming Seat is now available for the suggested retail price of 299 euros from authorized retailers.
Thermaltake Launches New Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series
Core V71, Core V51, Suppressor F51
Aesthetic Appeal with Great Performance
Taipei, Taiwan－June 27th 2017－Thermaltake, a leading brand in high-end PC components, today released the latest addition to the Core V Series and the Suppressor F Series, theCore V71 Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower Chassis, Core V51 Tempered Glass Edition Mid Tower Chassis, and Suppressor F51 Tempered Glass Edition Mid Tower Chassis. With a 4mm thick tempered glass window, a riser GPU support bracket, and full assembly capacity and expandability for advanced watercooled systems, the new Thermaltake Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series is perfectly made for PC DIY enthusiasts. The enlarged window design with premium-quality guarantees the durability of the panel whilst allowing users to fully admire all components in the system. Whichever case you choose, the Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series is designed with dual GPU placement layout that enables users to mount the GPUs horizontally or vertically. Inside the cases also come with a riser GPU support bracket. The bracket is used for prevent the graphic card from sagging when it is installed vertically. In addition, the Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series features spacious interior for high-end system compatibility, supporting motherboards up to standard E-ATX, long graphic cards, multiple 3.5”/2.5” and 5.25” storage devices, and air/liquid cooling solutions.
The new Thermaltake Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series will be available for online ordering soon. Please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.
Further information about the Thermaltake Tempered Glass Edition Chassis Series is available on:
Core V71 TG Edition – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003076
Core V51 TG Edition – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003075
Suppressor F51 TG Edition – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003077Cougar Panzer Review @ ocaholicWith the Panzer, Cougar has yet another case in its portfolio. This tower costs almost 80 Euro and for this kind of money you get a well-built case with a lot of space on the inside as well as an aggressive design. Like the bigger brother Panzer Max, the new Panzer comes with a PSU cover and a good list of features like two solid tempered glass panels. Furthermore this case is compatible with watercooling system and 360mm radiators.
Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review @ NikKTech
USB performance may not be the strong point of the EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router and it does carry a high price tag but with by far the best wireless performance in our charts and with a total of 8 RJ45 Gigabit ports potential buyers shouldn’t have much to think about.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 23 2017, 7:52 pm
TechwareLabs First Look at the Azpen A848 Projector Tablet and D100 Bluetooth and Qi Dock All
Our first look at these two products could be a match made in video conferencing heaven. This is perfect for businesses, sales, and traveling executives OTG. Stay tuned for our full review, but for now take a look at our video overview.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 23 2017, 11:17 amCharts CPU Performance Content Creation: 16 CPUs tested – AMD Ryzen 7 1800X @ 4.0 GHz DDR4-3066 @ ocaholicThese days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you’ll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering, …Team T-Force Dark ROG DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit Review @ TweakTownTeam Group’s impressive T-Force Dark ROG-certified DDR4-3000 16GB dual-channel memory kit gets fully tested.
We are currently giving away a VisionTek Radeon RX 570 graphics card. Hit this link for your chance to win!PCMark 10 is now available to everyone from the Futuremark website and from Steam.Following the launch of PCMark 10 Professional Edition at the start of the month, today we are releasing PCMark 10 Basic Edition, a free benchmark for home users, and PCMark 10 Advanced Edition, which adds more tests and features for enthusiasts.PCMark 10 is the latest version in our series of industry standard PC benchmarks. Updated for Windows 10 with new and improved tests, PCMark 10 is also faster and easier to use.
PCMark benchmarks measure the performance of your PC using tests based on real-world applications and activities. In PCMark 10, these tests include everyday tasks like browsing websites, video chat, writing and spreadsheets, photo and video editing, and playing games.Run the main benchmark and you’ll get a PCMark 10 score that you can use to compare your PC with other systems or to see the impact of Windows updates and hardware upgrades.PCMark 10 updates many of the tests in PCMark 8 and adds new ones too. With its new and improved workloads, the main PCMark 10 benchmark takes less than half the time of the equivalent test in PCMark 8.Each benchmark run produces a high-level benchmark score, mid-level test group scores, and low-level workload scores to give you a detailed view of your PC’s performance. Thanks to a brand new feature, you can also compare results side by side in the app.PCMark 10 shares the same style of user interface as 3DMark and VRMark. With its familiar layout, it’s easy to start benchmarking with PCMark 10.PCMark 10 benchmarkThe main PCMark 10 benchmark test measures your PC’s performance for a wide range of activities from everyday essentials and productivity applications to demanding work with digital media content.PCMark 10 ExpressPCMark 10 Express is a shorter benchmark that focuses on basic home PC use. It includes the Essentials and Productivity test groups. It is less demanding than the main PCMark 10 benchmark.PCMark 10 ExtendedPCMark 10 Extended expands the main PCMark 10 benchmark with demanding gaming tests that measure GPU and CPU performance. The PCMark 10 Extended benchmark gives you a complete view of your PC’s performance for the widest range of activities.PCMark 10 Advanced Edition – $23.99 until July 5, then $29.99
- The industry standard PC performance benchmark for Windows.
- Relevant, real-world tests covering a wide range of everyday activities.
- Accurate and impartial, ideal for comparing systems and choosing upgrades.
- Created in cooperation with leading hardware and software companies.
PCMark 10 Basic Edition – FREE
- Easy to use, no technical know-how needed.
- Works with all types of PC, from desktops to tablets.
- Includes the PCMark 10, Express and Extended benchmarks.
- Explore your PC’s performance with custom runs.
- In-depth hardware monitoring graphs.
- Compare results side by side in the app.
- Automatically save your results offline.
Special launch offers until July 5Save 20% on PCMark 10 Advanced EditionPCMark 10 $23.99, usually $29.99Save even more when you buy a benchmark bundle.PCMark 10 + 3DMark $21.37, usually $44.99PCMark 10 + 3DMark + VRMark $25.11, usually $59.99Buy from Futuremark: https://www.futuremark.com/
- Unlimited runs with the main PCMark 10 test.
- Other benchmarks, features, and settings are locked.
benchmarks/pcmark10Buy from Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/ app/524390/PCMark_10/
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 22 2017, 9:51 am
Micron Appoints Sumit Sadana as EVP and Chief Business Officer
New spectral eye video database SPEED revolutionises eye-trackingFor you VR Geeks and FPS’ers this could be gold.
Techniques to acquire spectral data have been static for a long time – until now. Exciting and novel spectral video technologies are emerging, allowing us to extract increasingly dynamic knowledge from light. Using a spectral video device in eye-tracking, computational spectral imaging and eye-tracking researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have created a novel – first of its kind – combined spectral video/spectral image database: the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED.
The potential of spectral imaging technologies has been shown in many fields, such as medicine, life science and industry where the spectrum has been used, for example, to differentiate healthy and unhealthy tissue or separate real and counterfeit objects. However, these technologies are often too slow to capture spectral images from dynamic objects. This created an evolutionary need for the extension of spectral imaging to the recording of spectral video. In a spectral video, each frame of the video stream contains a spectral image cube. In this way, spectral video systems capture spatial, spectral and temporal information, and combine the advantages of spectral imaging and video capture.
A recent PhD thesis completed at the University of Eastern Finland explored the potential of such spectral video technology by testing an existing spectral video system and challenging it in practical eye-tracking application. As a result, the study developed protocols for the characterization of spectral video that may serve as future guidelines on spectral video systems evaluation in this emerging field. In addition, the study used a spectral video camera to capture spectral videos of a fast-moving object: the human eye. As a very concrete outcome of the study, the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED, was born.
The unique database, SPEED, was motivated by the challenges faced in eye-tracking, especially under harsh conditions. When users wear eyewear or make-up, reflections and extreme eye positions interfere with eye-tracking technologies. The team proposed and demonstrated that spectral signatures can be exploited to create new approaches for imaging, training, analysis and interpretation of eye-tracking data, especially in harsh conditions. SPEED consists of over 180 spectral videos, it continues to grow and it is publicly available to all researchers (e.g., for teaching-related needs or creating and testing new methods of dynamic eye analysis via spectra). Although published only in 2016, the database has already attracted attention from the scientific community and industry. Aside from its use in eye tracking, SPEED also has the potential to be utilised in other eye-related research areas, such as medicine, biometrics, and eye and vision research.
The findings were presented by Ana Gebejes, MSc, in her doctoral dissertation entitled Spectral video: application in human eye analysis and tracking, which is available for download at http://epublications.uef.fi/pub/urn_isbn_978-952-61-2551-0/index_en.html
Release of the ECLIPSE ADVANCE 900 series CPU coolers
The ECLIPSE ADVANCED 900 series CPU coolers by X2 are universal heat-pipe coolers ideally suited for those who require more performance and reliability. One of the amenities of this series
processor coolers is the universal build which enables it to be compatible with all processors such as the AMD, AM2, AM3, AM4, FM1, FM2 and the Intel LGA775/i3/i5/i7 and LGA2011 models.
Initially there are two new models, one build with six (6) copper heat-pipes with a diameter of 6mm and another more cost effective model with four (4) heat-pipes with a diameter of 6mm.
The heat-pipes do not only boost the performance but also make an impressive appearance in combination with the all matt black coated aluminum thin fins. Additional cooling enabled by the
two (2) included silent RGB multicolor 120mm PWM fans with anti-vibe rubber corners. Installation made easy and multi-socket compatible with Intel 115*/1366/2011 and AMD
AM2/3/4/FM1/FM2 up to 150W TDP.
* Matt black heat-sink coating
* All copper U-shaped 6mm diameter heat-pipes
* Two 12×2.5cm RGB multicolor silent cooling fans
* Pulse-width modulation controlled
* Anti-vibe rubber fan corners & metal wire-clips
* Supports AM2/AM3/AM4/FM1/FM2 socket and
* Best cooling performance up to 150W TDP
* Two years manufacturer warranty and service
X2-991B4-2RGB-PWM – Manufacturer Suggested Retail
Price: € 32.95 / $ 37.95 (incl. VAT)
X2-992B6-2RGB-PWM – Manufacturer Suggested Retail
Price: € 39.95 / $ 44.95 (incl. VAT)
REVIEWSMSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview @ ocaholicThe X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC is a new high-end motherboard from MSI. Compared to what could be seen as the predecessor, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI apparently chose to reposition the Gaming Pro Carbon model in their portfolio more towards the high-end segment. Therefore you find many interesting features on this board such as two M.2 slots and an extensive RGB lighting implementation.AC1900 Wireless Routers @ TweakTownIf you’re on the market for an AC1900 Wi-Fi solution, read on as we pit the best of the best against each other!AGESA 126.96.36.199 Update tested – DDR4-3200 easy @ ocaholicOne of the really interesting things about Ryzen, especially when looking at it from a reviewers/testers perspective, is the fact that AMD can have a big influence on performance and/or compatibility rolling out so called AGESA upgrades though BIOS updates from motherboard vendors.I’ve been lucky enough to start toying with Ryzen months before the actual launch took place and already by then it was clear as day that this platform would require a lot of additional tweaking from AMD as well as from the motherboard vendors if we were to ever see what it’s really capable of. Back then memory compatibility was the least of the problems the platform hat do deal with. Even getting the thing to post was already a challenge of its own not to say changing values in the BIOS. In fact setting hex-values in the BIOS is something I used to do when I was a teenager, which is quite a while ago – actually.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 21 2017, 10:40 am
Arozzi Verona Pro V2 Gaming Chair Review @ NikKTech
After taking into account customer feedback Arozzi revamped their quite successful Verona Pro Gaming Chair to make it the ideal choice for larger people. The Verona Pro V2 model was the result and it has been here with us for almost 2 weeks.
Lenovo ThinkStation P910 Workstation PC Review @ TweakTown News
“Lenovo’s ThinkStation P910 workstation PC is the most powerful system that Lenovo sells. Well, this should be fun! Let’s see what it can do.”
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000 32GB Memory Kit Review
“Corsair’s new Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000 32GB dual-channel memory kit goes under the spotlight.”
The World’s First 3D Holography App Brings 3D Experience to HomesWe recently launched our new 3D interactive app bringing a true 3D holography experience to homes. It is registered at Google Play and Apple Store, ready to be downloaded from our website (www.holovit.com). It is a perfect entertainment solution for children’s parties, events, gaming, education and so much more.From battling holographic star ships to adding personalized texts on the holograms, we are making 3D holograms come to life. Holographic screen is designed to work without the need of a projector or special equipment as the device is compatible with a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or TV. It even works well in brightly lit rooms. It allows to watch hundreds of online videos as hologram shows.
Thermaltake Launches All-New Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis with Tt LCS Certified and Two-Panel Tempered Glass Design
Good Choice for Building Ultimate Dream Rig
Taipei, Taiwan －June 20th 2017－Thermaltake today announced the latest lineup of watercooled gaming chassis, the Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis. Designed for price-conscious customers, the Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis is a budget-friendly case with great performance, featuring two durable 4mm thick tempered glass side panels and its ample internal space for high-end gaming configurations. The two-panel tempered glass design plus an integrated PSU cover provides a tidy and spacious look for the build. The roomy installation space for advanced cooling solutions allows users to mount up to three 120mm or two 140mm fans in the front; a 120mm/140mm fan in the top; a 120mm fan in the rear; a 120mm fan in the bottom. A 120mm exhausted fan is included in the case already. Besides, the Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis also can house up to a 280mm/360mm radiator in the front and a 120mm radiator in the rear. Most importantly, the case is optimized for supporting high performance PC hardware, including a tower CPU cooler with maximum height 160mm, a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 410mm in length and multiple 3.5”/2.5” storage devices. The Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis will be available for online ordering soon. Please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.
Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis:http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003106
For more product datasheets and product photos, please refer to : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1cyw87c3kv72lgo/AAC4HS3g4MYMT09vKyVP6l7ka?dl=0
The world’s smallest wireless earbuds are fully funded in just 10 hoursIn just 6 days, Touch earbuds has been 350% funded through Indiegogo & fully funded in the first 10 hours. Featuring touch sensor technology, HD sound, portable charging pod, and secure ergonomic fit all starting at just $89 (including free shipping). In case you haven’t already requested a review samples, we are currently accepting requests for review units once the final sample units are complete in October. Please feel free to reply to this email if you are interested.Link to the campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/proj
ects/touch-the-smallest-wirele ss-earbuds-reimagined-bluetoot h-headphones/x/12899095#/